ABOUT MARC WEBER

Marc is Curatorial Director of CHM’s Internet History Program and developed the Web, Networking, and Mobile galleries of the Museum's permanent exhibit. He pioneered Web history as a topic starting in 1995, with crucial help from the Web's main inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee and other pioneers. He co-founded two of the first organizations in the field. He presents and consults to companies, journalists, filmmakers, patent firms, and museums on the history of the online world.

MARC WEBER ARTICLES (18)

A Tale of Deleted Cities

A Tale of Deleted Cities

  September 21, 2016
This post coincides with the CHM exhibit, Deleted City (May 28–October 2016), and the September 21, 2016, live program, featuring GeoCities co-founder David Bohnett, with Deleted City artist Richard Vijgen.  In the very, very, beginning, the...   Read More
Happy 25th Birthday to the Public Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the Public Web!

  August 05, 2016
This month marks 25 years since the Web’s public announcement in several online forums and the release of the WWW code library, libWWW. The library was a  kind of “roll your own” tool kit that gave...   Read More
If the Computer Fits, Wear It

If the Computer Fits, Wear It

  June 30, 2015
The Museum is hosting the first U.S. museum display of a traveling exhibit this summer, "On You: A Story of Wearable Computing," created at Georgia Tech. How did it come to CHM? It all started when...   Read More
What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

  April 10, 2015
Most technologies get invented several times, and computer networking and the Web are no exceptions. What do we really celebrate when we mark anniversaries, like 40 years of Internet Protocols or 25 years of the World...   Read More
Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

  May 08, 2014
When Robert Whitehead invented the self-propelled torpedo in the 1860s, the early guidance system for maintaining depth was so new and essential he called it “The Secret.” Airplanes got autopilots just a decade after the Wright...   Read More
Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

  March 11, 2014
Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web.  Today it is living up to its ambitious name, serving  three billion people with many more yet to come. To...   Read More
MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

  September 12, 2013
If Steve Jobs hadn’t gotten kicked out of Apple in 1985, the Web might look very different today. But not for the reasons most people might think. Angry and deeply hurt, the arrogant, hard-to-control young entrepreneur...   Read More
CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

  July 12, 2013
His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.Douglas...   Read More
Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

  July 03, 2013
Writing about music is like dancing about architectureorigin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and selling cattle on your mobile phone, or a Norwegian bride to the altar with the...   Read More
Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

  May 21, 2013
Five 1980s Interviews from the Pelkey Collection, Released for the First Time 40 years ago on May 23rd, 1973, a young researcher named Bob Metcalfe outlined his new “Ethernet” concept in a memo to his managers...   Read More